Mosque never existed at Lord Ram's birthplace, says Shankaracharya

ANI | Updated: Mar 19, 2018 12:11 IST

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Mar. 19 (ANI): Dwarka Peeth Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati made a controversial statement over the long existing case over Ayodhya, stating that a mosque never existed at Lord Ram's birthplace.

Shankaracharya further added that the structure demolished by right-wing activists in 1992 was a temple.

"A masjid never existed at Lord Ram's birthplace in Ayodhya. Kar Sevaks demolished the temple, not a Masjid," Shankaracharya told media here.

Shankaracharya further noted that a grand Ram Temple can be rebuilt once a stay order given by court is vacated.

"I am a Shankaracharya. My duty is to safeguard the Sanatan Dharm," he finally asserted.

The Supreme Court is currently hearing the petitions in the politically-sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case. (ANI)